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  • in reply to: New Adderall generic Question #189141
    adashak
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    I talked directly to the FDA again about the crappy medication I got and was told to go to my doctor and get a new script and take it to a different pharmacy. (From all of my griping up the chain, Walgreens now fills for my doctor again!). So that’s what I did. She also said, “Make sure you report your side effects to MEDWATCH!” I said I did, online and verbally. So please, ALL OF YOU, report it TO MEDWATCH! Nothing will ever change unless you do. It’s only a phone call or you can do it online. Here the website: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/index.cfm

    in reply to: New Adderall generic Question #188300
    adashak
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    So yesterday morning I called MedWatch, which I BEG WITH ALL MY HEART each and every one of you do! The man was really nice. He said to please urge all of you to do an online form or call the number and speak to him. I left a message and he called back 2 minutes later.
    I found out original brand names do all of the expensive trials, so they have exclusive rights for a certain number of years. When generics can come into the mix, they are NOT tested by the FDA. They submit an application SAYING they are brand equivalent in active ingredient doing the same as brand. So no testing is done until enough people complain about a drug.
    When I looked up the actual makeup of the Northstar Adderall I was given, one of the inactive ingredients is also used in household cleaners! This medicine was taken Saturday and Sunday morning ONLY and I developed a skin rash, fell asleep sitting up 4 times just during a blink, made me unable to hold my eyes all the way open, which didn’t matter because my eyes were so blurry.
    I called the FDA and asked them legally can I get a new script because I had just gotten one and it would show on the Prescription Management Program. She said the PMP is not for the reason to prevent refills. It’s just to record medications as given to patients and when. So I called my doctor, they escribed a new one to another pharmacy and they filled it for me. No problems.
    LANNETT is a marketing company who partnered with SunGen last year. SunGen still makes the medication, just under the name of LANNETT. Here’s the article, but just google “Lannett merges with SunGen” and look at all of the times they’ve been in trouble. https://www.biospace.com/article/releases/lannett-begins-marketing-generic-adderall-xr/

    And again, please call MedWatch and report your meds!!!

    adashak
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    I also don’t know how to private message you. I have a daughter who is 28 and diagnosed at 6 with ADHD, impulse control disorder, and I worked for CPS, attending a lot of training on this very thing. At 40, I was diagnosed with ADD adult onset. He said I had probably always been ADD, but compensated with a photographic memory. I have studied a lot and noticed a lot more over the last 13 years about how I HAVE to have things visually for me to stay interested, to learn from it, or skip it all together. I would love to give you my insight on it. I don’t know if you can e mail or not on here. Mine is my user name minus the k at yahoo.

    in reply to: New Adderall generic Question #188093
    adashak
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    My psych was arrested for a misdemeanor and NO chain pharmacy is filling his scripts “because they don’t have to.” So I ended up with this crappy NorthStar yellow pill that has put me to sleep both mornings, made me angry as hell, and made me hate the world.
    Last year I researched generics after getting Malincrodkt, which made me sick. They are not the same.
    Teva is most equivalent to brand. Nothing else. It’s all bad.
    In a 30 mg tablet, you get 18 mg of medication. The rest is binder. The peak is 3 hours, and by that 3rd hour, you urinate 25% of the medication.
    In a 20 mg tablet, you get 12 mg.
    I can’t believe the pharmacies have done this to all of us in this area. He’s one of the few doctors we even have, and they won’t fill his prescriptions. I’m so sick of this system. It’s not an opioid, people. It’s a necessary-to-function medication!

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